Essay #1 Outline  

Paragraph 1: INTRODUCTION

  •       Define DCs in general 
  •       Make a Point about your selected DC in the Thesis (a judgment)

 

 

Paragraph 2: IDENTIFY & DESCRIBE Your DC/what makes it unique–when did it begin? by whom? who are its members and how many are there? how often and where do you meet? what do you do together? what is expected of group members?

 

 

 

 

Body Paragraphs: IDENTIFY & DESCRIBE FOUR of SWALESS CHARACTERISTICS of DCs 

Paragraph 3: Begin by introducing John Swales and his credentials; identify and describe one of Swales’s DC traits and explain how it connects to your group; tell a story (narrative) to demonstrate your judgment of the group. Use COMMON GOAL

 

 

 

 

Paragraph 4: Identify and describe another of Swales’s DC traits and explain how it connects to your group; tell a story (narrative) to demonstrate your judgment of the group.

 

 

 

 

Paragraph 5: Identify and describe another of Swales’s DC traits and explain how it connects to your group; tell a story (narrative) to demonstrate your judgment of the group.

 

 

 

 

Paragraph 6: Identify and describe anoher (the strongest) of Swales’s DC traits and explain how it connects to your group; tell a story (narrative) to demonstrate your judgment of the group.

 

 

 

 

Paragraph 7: CONCLUSION

 

 Required Elements

  • Are you discussing a group (discourse community) to which you currently and actively belong?
  •  Have you presented a clear thesis which identifies a judgment (positive or negative) of your own discourse community?
  • Have you defined your DC in the second paragraph by explaining the groups origin/history, your involvement, when/where/how/how often you meet?
  • Did you briefly introduce John Swales at the start of paragraph three?
  • Does your third paragraph address your DCs goals?
  • Have you identified and described at least three other characteristics of Swaless DC definition?
  • Does each of your paragraphs focus on a different Swalian trait and then tell a story of how that trait is positively or negatively present in your DC?